The VFW Post 3396 in cooperation with Truckee Meadows Veterans Club and UNR Veteran Services Office are looking for interested parties that would be interested in Marching in the 2019 Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico.
The teams will consist of:
* Teams must consist of 5 members, no more, no less.
* Participants are not required to carry a 35 pound pack during march.
* All team members must cross finish line within 20 seconds of each other.
* Minimum age to participate is
9-years-old, and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or a member of
the family who is 18 years or older.
* We will evenly distribute 7,000 service
member dog tags, including the 57 fallen Nevadans who made the ultimate
sacrifice since September 11 for all of us to march to represent these
During the Bataan Memorial Death March, you will experience miles & miles of high desert! Learn more about the course below!
From the start line (blue star at the south
end of the map), the routes go counterclockwise. The numerically-marked
(1-12) blue drops indicate the water points. The red stars indicate
The 14.2-mile route is essentially the lower portion of the 26.2 mile course.
On the 26.2-mile course, the route proceeds
northwest from Water Point 4/8, circling a small mountain known as
Mineral Hill. Returning to Water Station 4/8, marchers travel south
along the paved road covered earlier in the route. The course then veers
west along dirt and sand trails, coming up the backside of the White
Sands community and returning to the finish line.
The area know as the "Sand Pit,” featuring
deep sand, comes after Water Station 9. But, be aware, the dirt trails
elsewhere along the route can be sandy and dusty as well. This is
particularly true of the stretch between Water Station 1 and Water
For more information on the March: